Isoholonomics

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    Abstract

    How is a cat able to turn around and right itself while in free fall, when no external torque is available? The cat is not a rigid body; it is able to alter its moment of inertia by internal motions; this causes its body to rotate. We sketch some of the mathematics involved in modelling this and related mechanical phenomena.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2007
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event11th Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - SAS Radisson Hotel, Silkeborg, Denmark
    Duration: 19 Mar 200721 Mar 2007
    Conference number: 11
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    Conference

    Conference11th Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
    Number11
    LocationSAS Radisson Hotel
    CountryDenmark
    CitySilkeborg
    Period19/03/200721/03/2007
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